Out of the Margins

The Pilgrims’ Way

Visiting sites of importance can connect us with history – and each other – in a way that echoes the power of medieval pilgrimage.

A Simpler Time ...

It is tempting to adopt a black-and-white view of the past, but history is complex and should be judged on its own merits.

Points of Interest

Even the most obscure topic can be fascinating, and fascination can be found in the most unlikely places.

A Nation of Regions

Modern Britain is dominated economically, culturally and politically by London, its capital city. It was not always that way, as an examination of medieval texts reveals.